Secretary of State suspends Jackson auto dealer's license

Posted at 12:03 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 12:03:23-04

An auto dealership in Jackson has had its license suspended because of serious problems with its record-keeping found during a recent inspection.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced Tuesday that Driven Motors located on East Michigan Avenue failed to maintain any records and make them available for inspection.

State law requires auto dealers to keep detailed records of its vehicle buying and selling, and to make them available for inspection by Secretary of State agents during normal business hours.

The record-keeping requirements help ensure that stolen vehicles and parts aren't sold to unsuspecting buyers and that buyers receive vehicle titles and registrations in a timely way.

Without a valid title, vehicle owners will have difficultly registering or selling their vehicle

The owners of Driven Motors were also unable to account for eight dealer plates assigned to it and had no vehicle inventory on the lot.

The dealership has been in business since July 2009.

The Secretary of State’s office is asking anyone with complaints against Driven Motors to call their Office of Investigative Services automotive complaint line at (517) 335-1410.